stoutnick (564) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour from bomber, tan head. Mild oxidisation on aroma. Taste is very drinkable with very slight fruitiness. Just a very easy going big stout. Thin. Wish it wasn’t as oxidised as it is!
dyan (30) - Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheers, Ash and Trey! Bottled May 30 2013. It?s been a while since I?ve had a Black Albert variant and I?d forgotten how awesome they look. Jet black, sense, dark brown head, creamy and long lasting, this looks amazing. The nose opens with creamy and fruity milk chocolate with the peaches surprisingly potent and the brown sugar and vanilla from the rum quite noticeable. This pairs well with the spicy, yeasty base beer, making me think of grilled peaches with rosemary. Mild mineral, mild herbal, moderate roast character are present. Grainy bitterness us low but an acidity is perceived. Moderately minty. Nice. The palate opens with a big, chewy Black Albert base, milk chocolate, roast, malted milk and brown sugar along with a mild peach flavor. Vanilla and brown sugar in a very rum like ratio are present on the mid palate. Spicy on the finish with green peppers , mint, chocolate and vanilla, this is great. Full in body,mildly and creamily carbonated, this feels awesome on the palate. Excellent stuff.
TET (1684) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a dense, medium and brown head. The nose is roasted with coffee, lots of chocolate-banana ice-cream, some peppermint, also some familiar candies. Taste has balanced roastiness, coffee, chocolate, some bananas, nice sweetness, hint of freshness of peppermint. Chocolate in the end. Full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth to drink, not sticky. Beer with the very unique flavours, maybe even too weird. Anyway, good beer for smooth enjoyment.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black colour, tan head. Bit of a gusher. Aroma of coffee, bit sour, red fruits, berries, light sour, peach, alcohol, roasted malts and vanilla. Sweet alcoholic flavour, bitter, bitter black coffee, cacao, ash and bitter herbs. Quite fizzy. Finish liquorice, coffee, ash, milk chocolate and dates.
(From 75cL bottle)
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours thick black with a lovely dark beige head. Aroma is powerful Black Albert with enhanced fruity and barrel notes. Taste is typical Struise with an extremely smooth mouthfeel (even smoother than usual). Taste is Black Albert but with juicy fruit tastes with a hint of sourness but perfectly balanced with the malty, butterscotch flavours. Less of a winter drink and perfect for this time of year (early autumn) I would stick with Coffee Club and Black Mes for those occasions. A very well balanced imperial stout with many complexities. Hides the ABV extremely (too) well.
ken1 (945) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sour berries and roasted notes.
Flavor: very rich and thick flavor. Sour berries, roasted coffee and fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and warm. With a oily aftertaste.
Color: pitch black with a light brown head.
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Willems. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, wood and berries. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 130914
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Max’s Belgian fest. Gusher. Black color, dark brown head. Aroma of sourdough brownies with chocolate sauce. Taste has vanilla, chocolate, sour plums, raisins, silky mouthfeel.
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light tart blackberry. Light dusty, vinious, chocolate and cocoa. Light coconut as well. Extremely lovely.
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large tan head soft looking dark pour soft mild carbonation aromas dried fruit dark fruits molasses coffee chocolate wood vanilla the flavours lovely vanilla liquorice coffee dark chocolate brown sugar spice anise cinnamon note wood some oak influence medium bitter lovely sweetness dried fruits port wine fig note of alcohol comes through the finish rich throughout the best taste lovely sweetness of malts fruits lasting bitter vanilla spicy note very lovely on the palate